Verztec has a long-standing commitment to corporate social responsibility (CSR). Whether it is taking time off to spend our day with the less privileged or donating some of our proceeds to worthy purposes, our CSR initiatives span across different causes and across our offices.
Here’s a look at some of the causes we were involved in and are passionate about.
Running Hour 2017, Singapore
The Verztec team participated in Runninghour 2017 held at Bedok Reservoir Park on 13 May 2017. Runninghour is the only race in Singapore where participants run alongside other runners with special needs in a joint effort to reach the finish line. Verztec joined the organisers in amplifying the message to promote understanding and nurture an inclusive Singapore for people with special needs.
To find out more about this run, kindly visit http://www.runninghour.com/
St. Vincent Home, Singapore
During the Lunar New Year season, Verztec raised funds to purchase groceries and electrical appliances for the residents of St. Vincent Home. The CSR team also delivered the items to the residents personally and it was meaningful to see that the residents can enjoy another fruitful 2017 with the new items.
University-YMCA (Uni-Y) SMU ISP Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai
Verztec is happy to be a partner sponsor for Singapore Management University’s Overseas Community Service Programme trip to Chiang Mai last December.
Their project- University-YMCA (Uni-Y) SMU ISP Chiang Mai was organised in collaboration with the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA). Held from 4-19 December 2016, their project objectives were to develop and empower youths to make impactful contributions to the local and international communities. Accordingly, they worked with Ban Kad Wittayakom School, a local institution in Chiang Mai, to (i) upgrade the school’s existing facilities and (ii) improve the literacy standards of the students.
For more information, please check out their video: https://youtu.be/-OZOzmZBZiE
Life Community Services Society Golf Charity 2016, Singapore
Verztec was the proud sponsor of the Life Community Services Society (LCSS) Golf Charity 2016 event. Held at the Singapore Island Country Club New Course on 12 August 2016, and graced by Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Mr Seah Kian Peng, the charity event successfully raised $300,000 to defray program costs and to support over 1000 beneficiaries of LCSS.
Visit www.life-community.org for more information of Life Community Services Society.
Run & Raisin 2016, Singapore
Verztec participated in the Run & Raisin' Charity Run organized by TOUCH Young Arrows (TYA).
This year, it aims to raise $250,000 to benefit some 570 needy children and families of TYA. In addition, Run & Raisin’ hopes to increase public awareness of TYA’s work in the community, as well as promote family bonding and a healthy lifestyle.
The funds raised will go a long way in helping TYA maintain the year-round activities and weekly programme with the children.
For more information on the run, please visit http://tyarunandraisin.com/.
Therapy Box Making Workshop 2016, Singapore
Once again the Verztec team and 30 child beneficiaries of Life Community Services Society (LCSS) attended a Therapy Box Making Workshop on 28th May 2016. Every Verztec staff was partnered with a child to assist in helping them create a happy box that consist of images and items that makes the child happy. The children also brought home their very own Therapy Box.
*Children faces are purposefully pixelated to protect their identities.
Terry Fox Run 2016, Singapore
The Verztec Team took part in the Terry Fox Run, which is the world’s largest one-day fundraiser for cancer research, covering an expanse of over 60 countries – including Singapore.
The funds from the event are channelled to the Singapore Cancer Society for cancer research in Singapore. Last year, the Terry Fox Run Singapore together with the Canadian International Schools raised S$240,000 for funding cancer research in Singapore.
To find out more about this run, kindly visit http://www.canadians.org.sg/Terry-Fox-Run-2016.html.
St. Vincent Home, Singapore
Once again, the Verztec team visited the residents of St. Vincent Home during Lunar New Year. Conversations were shared over lunch followed by a short singing session which made it a memorable afternoon.